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Michael Spector

Michael Spector is an award-winning handicapper and life-long horse racing fan that visited Saratoga Race Course with his father every summer growing up in New York. He moved to the Saratoga area in 2011 and started following horse racing avidly. Michael has written as a freelancer for horse racing websites starting in early 2015 and is looking to meet and interview more people in the industry. He is interested in continuously learning about the different aspects of the game and teaching the fundamentals to a new generation of horse racing fans. He also looks to advocate for the humane care of thoroughbreds during and after their racing careers.
2020 Kentucky Derby Post-Mortem: How Authentic Was That?

2020 Kentucky Derby Post-Mortem: How Authentic Was That?

In the aftermath of the 146th Kentucky Derby (G1), many handicappers, bettors. and horse racing fans were left scratching their heads. How did Authentic take the 15-horse field gate-to-wire to win the Run for the Roses in the seventh-fastest time ever for the iconic race? Viewers’ eyes blinked in amazement… Read More

2020 Kentucky Derby Pace Thesis & Picks

2020 Kentucky Derby Pace Thesis & Picks

The anticipatory aura in the air as “My Old Kentucky Home” plays while the horses parade on the track before the Kentucky Derby (G1) is unmatched in American sports tradition. This year, that anticipation – and the emotions that go with it – will only be experienced at home. The… Read More

Saratoga Skinny: Predicting a Travers Upset

Saratoga Skinny: Predicting a Travers Upset

It’s going to be an eerie Travers this year. Eerie because there will be no fans in the stands. Eerie because it’ll be run during a pandemic. Eerie because this is the Mid-Summer Derby, the cornerstone of the historic and traditional Saratoga horse racing meet. The 151st running of the… Read More

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The 2020 Belmont Stakes: Like None Other

The 2020 Belmont Stakes: Like None Other

They call it “The Test of the Champion.” The grueling 1 1/2-mile challenge for 3-year-olds thoroughbreds proves who has the crop’s best combination of speed and stamina. It’s the all-important third leg of the coveted Triple Crown, where a lucky horse has the chance to be immortalized as an all-time… Read More

Breeders’ Cup Skinny: Pre-Entries Instant Reaction

Breeders’ Cup Skinny: Pre-Entries Instant Reaction

The pieces of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup puzzle are finally coming together! With the pre-entries released today, many of the fields in this year’s World Championship are taking shape. The possible runners for each race are no longer just hearsay. There are still questions to be answered because some horses… Read More

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Breeders’ Cup Skinny: Putting Bast on Blast in Juvenile Fillies

Breeders’ Cup Skinny: Putting Bast on Blast in Juvenile Fillies

As we await the official list of pre-entries for the 36th Breeders’ Cup, we’ll finish up our three-part series looking at vulnerable favorites in this year’s World Championship. It is tough this far out to get locked onto any one idea, but it’s also important to start laying out a… Read More

Breeders’ Cup Skinny: Is Covfefe Fake News in Filly & Mare Sprint?

Breeders’ Cup Skinny: Is Covfefe Fake News in Filly & Mare Sprint?

Identifying a vulnerable favorite should always be a handicapper’s goal. On Breeders’ Cup Saturday, the stakes get raised, so successfully identifying one when so much money is poured into the pools can reap rich rewards. Once the vulnerable favorite is identified, bettors must construct their tickets so as to leverage… Read More

Breeders’ Cup Skinny: McKinzie Vulnerable in Classic

Breeders’ Cup Skinny: McKinzie Vulnerable in Classic

When I started this year’s Breeders’ Cup Skinny columns in mid-September, I wrote that it was time to start studying for your final exam of 2019. If you’re one of those students who skipped class most of the semester and slid through with barely-passing grades, then now is really the… Read More

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